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Remarkable and evenhanded film. Read full review
The opening and closing courtroom scenes, in which brother Sumner is granted legal guardianship, show a family in need of healing, mentally and spiritually. Read full review
Complexly intriguing documentary about psychedelic rock icon Roky Erickson. Read full review
Like "Crumb" or "The Devil and Daniel Johnston," it's remarkably close-up moviemaking, with family secrets laid bare for all the world to see. Read full review
Luckily, the director Keven McAlester keeps Mr. Erickson's humanity front and center. He lets music critics and musicians praise Mr. Erickson's smiling banshee voice (which influenced Janis Joplin) and pioneering use of feedback, but he doesn't insist on his subject's genius or oversell his importance. Read full review
I came to this expecting a standard rock doc, but its cobwebbed tale of an aged parent and grown child's debilitating relationship seems closer to "Grey Gardens." Read full review
A great meld of rock history, the sociological and familial impacts of mental disability and some courtroom intrigue. Read full review
Director Keven McAlester's film is entertaining. But with battered archival footage and celebrity worship, McAlester skimps on perspective and complexity. Read full review
Has the taint of exploitation. Read full review
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